Instead of doing New Year's Resolutions I like to choose a word to describe my hopes for the new year. This year my word is GROWTH! 2009 was not a great year for me. Many wonderful things happened but a major change occurred when I lost my job in August. With unemployment the highest in years and in Georgia higher then the nations average (over 10%) I am faced with finding a new path in my life. So the word GROWTH is my hope for 2010.